Gemtek and Seowon Intech adopt Sequans’ second-generation LTE semiconductor technology



Telecomlead Team:
  4G chipmaker Sequans Communications announced that Gemtek, a provider of broadband wireless
solutions, has built a new LTE USB modem based on Sequans’ new generation LTE


LTE connectivity in the device is powered by
Sequans’ SQN3120 LTE baseband chip and SQN3140 companion RF chip.


The device is planned for use in global TD-LTE markets,
including India, Latin America, Middle East, and Asia. Gemtek’s new LTE USB
Modem is the first of several LTE devices Gemtek will build using Sequans’ LTE
semiconductor solutions.


  It was an essential ingredient in building such a
highly differentiated product as our new High Gain LTE USB modem. Using
Sequans’ chip, we were able to embed LTE in our design quickly and
cost-effectively, and we are able to customize our products to support multiple
bands and regions as desired,” said James Ting, GM, broadband wireless business
unit, Gemtek.


In addition, Seowon Intech, a Korean manufacturer of
consumer electronics devices, has also produced three LTE end user devices
based on Sequans’ new generation LTE semiconductor solutions.


The three new devices – a USB modem, an indoor CPE, and a
mobile router – are based on Sequans’ SQN3120 baseband SOC and SQN3140 RFIC.


The new Seowon devices combine all the benefits of
Sequans’ SQN3120 chip, including high LTE throughput and low power consumption,
with Seowon’s unique design elements, resulting in highly functional LTE end
user devices.


We used Sequans’ LTE chips for these new products
because they are very efficient and compact. We were able to add LTE
connectivity to these new devices quickly and cost-effectively,” said J. Y.
Kim, CEO, Seowon Intech.


Sequans’ SQN3120 is the baseband plus
applications processor chipset at the heart of Sequans’ second generation LTE
platform, Mont Blanc, which is specifically optimized for the design of
hostless USB modems, CPE, and mobile routers or hotspots.


Recently,  Sequans Communications announced that it is the provider of the WiMAX chip inside the
new AAEON TOUGH WiMAX tablet PC unveiled by KDDI.

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